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Lot #    10897
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:36:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Pinkus from Frankfurt
Title (Hebrew)    פנקס מקהילת פרנקפורט
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Frankfurt?
Publication Date    c. 1850
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [8]; [1] ff., 350:220 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic script.
          
Detailed
Description
   Transcript of important Frankfurt community documents relating to the rabbinate. Copied from the original documents, many of which are no longer extant. Among the documents are the community's rabbinical engagement letter to R. Mendlin Bass in 1646; rabbinical engagement letter to R. Samuel b. Zevi of Cracow, author of Masoret ha-Shass in 1690; unsuccessful letter from the community of Lisa asking Frankfurt to withdraw their rabbinical engagement letter to their rabbi, R. Abraham Abish, R. Abraham Abish is noted for the Cleve Divorce controversy that roiled Europe in the 18th century; letter by above accepting the Frankfurt position; letter to Prague seeking the appointment of the Noda be-Yehudah as Frankfurt rabbi, in deference to R. Abraham Abish the offer was declined; a 1741 offer to the Pnei Yehoshua for the rabbinical position; letter dated 1785 seeking to save R. Nathan Adler from expulsion or prison as a result of a snitch, who reported that R. Adler had started a minyan (quorum) at his house in Boskowitz against royal orders; three witness reports in the Cleve Divorce proceeding; and a report in German to R. Simeon Copenhagen in the same matter.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    History
  
Kind of Judaica